Poetry on film (like a Malick) that was just too highbrow for my commercial viewer’s sensibilities.
I will not even pretend that I fully understood Debosyon’s message. I will also not pretend that I fully appreciated that viewing experience.
Its slow pacing reminded me so much of last year’s Kalayaan. Technically great, but left me emotionally detached.
I really appreciated Mara Lopez’s performance here. I missed Palitan but I now have an idea why she won in Cinema One Originals last year.
(Originally published August 5, 2013.)